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RightScale CTO to Present at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo
Thorsten von Eicken will discuss how you deploy an application across multiple clouds
By: Cloud News Desk
Jan. 13, 2009 01:58 PM
Thorsten von Eicken, Co-Founder & CTO of RightScale, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Von Eicken, who before joining RightScale was Chief Architect at Expertcity.com and Citrix Online, makers of GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToAssist, will address issues such as, "How do you deploy an app across multiple clouds?" and "What are the challenges and opportunities for application design and deployment?"
"Cloud computing has become a disruptive force in the computing world by providing pay-as-you-go, on demand compute and storage resources that can expand to be virtually infinite for the needs of most companies," says von Eicken. "But we are now evolving from the initial stage of 'scaling my app in the cloud' to a new stage where the focus shifts to fault-tolerant and redundant deployments."
His session will discuss the evolving cloud landscape, the new issues it raises, and approaches and solutions that yield practical results for those considering leveraging the clouds today.
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